Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides assistance and support to First Nations students attending high school away from their home community 
  • Provides case management services for each student 
  • Provides social and spiritual support 
  • Encourages academic achievement 
  • Offers individual counselling in areas students might be struggling with such as homesickness and socialization issues
 
Boarding Home Program 
  • Coordinates arrangements to place students attending high school in Thunder Bay with a suitable boarding home 
  • Provides online applications for: families willing to become host boarding homes and students requiring a boarding placement 
  • Provides a Boarding Home Guidebook for both students and hosts 
  • Pays an allowance every 2 weeks to boarding parents
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Crisis Services Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Dryden ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kenora District ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Sioux Lookout ; Thunder Bay ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Winnipeg ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation ; 24 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout District including New Slate Falls
Eligibility First Nations students from any of the 24 First Nations communities within the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) attending provincial high school in Ontario and Winnipeg
Application Boarding Home Program
 
Student requiring boarding placement and families wishing to host student can obtain application at office or on website
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-628-8413
After Hours Phone Non-crisis inquiries: 807-629-4777
Crisis Phone 807-629-4357
Fax 807-475-9723
Website www.nnec.on.ca
Primary Contact Cheyenne Linklater, Student Support Services Reception; Phone: 807-623-8914 ext 3042; Email: CLinklater@nnec.on.ca
Alternate Contact Lyle Fox, Prime Worker; Phone: 807-623-8914 ext 3011; Email: LFox@nnec.on.ca
Primary Executive Satum Magashazi, Prime Worker; Phone: 807-623-8914 ext 3009; Email: SMagashazi@nnec.on.ca
Alternate Executive Charlene Nastrovich, Prime Worker; Phone: 807-623-8914 ext 3010; Email: CNestrovich@nnec.on.ca
Site Location Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 315 Edward St N
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4P3
 
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Intersection Edward St N and Churchill Dr W
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Band Offices ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)